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Fall 2020 Weekly Virtual Update Sessions to Continue on Friday, Aug. 7
As Syracuse University prepares for the Fall 2020 semester, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation J. Michael Haynie is hosting “SU Safe Weekly Roundup,” a series of virtual update discussions for University community members with an syr.edu email address.
The hourlong Zoom sessions are Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m. ET and feature Haynie and other University leaders and subject matter experts speaking on such issues as public health, the student experience, teaching, learning and researching during a pandemic.
This week’s session will focus on resuming residential learning, public health and safety planning, and the student experience. Joining Haynie will be the following:
- Amanda Nicholson, interim deputy senior vice president, Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience;
- Ramesh Raina, interim vice president for research;
- Chris Johnson, associate provost for academic affairs;
- Joe Hernon, director of emergency management and business continuity;
- Marianne Thomson, associate vice president and dean of students; and
- Cole Smith, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
The session can be accessed through this link using an syr.edu email account. Participation for this session—as well as for others in the series—is limited to 500 attendees. For those unable to participate live, the link to the video will be posted on Syracuse.edu/Fall2020 and on the University’s campus social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter.
The series seeks to provide clarity on the path forward to in-person instruction for the Fall 2020 semester; answer questions and address concerns of community members about returning to campus; and elicit feedback and suggestions.
The Zoom sessions are captioned and run in a “webinar” format. Attendees can ask questions via the Q&A function.
The last session in the series is scheduled for Aug. 14.
The recording of the July 31 session is now online. It focused on staff issues and return to work in classroom and research areas in preparation for the Fall 2020 semester and featured Haynie, Johnson, Raina and Thomson, as well as Andrew Gordon, senior vice president and chief human resources officer; Denise Dyce, director of labor relations; and Karen Morrissey, associate vice president for human resources.
Please continue to read email updates and visit Syracuse.edu/Fall2020 for the latest news and information about the University’s Fall 2020 planning.